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Ubuntu: Linux's Obama (Sort Of)

Feb 26, 2008, 23:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)

"What is it about Ubuntu that has generated such excitement about Linux? To steal a word from Obama's playbook, 'Change.'

"In the four years it's been around, Ubuntu's managed to set itself apart from the rest of the Linux distributions out there by dint of two things: it evolves, and it evolves on a fairly aggressive schedule. They don't let things languish. Part of that is because they have solid backing and a broadening circle of support from the industry, but I'm inclined to believe it's also because they don't just sit around and say 'Good enough.' They ask, 'What can we do now...?'"

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